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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, accompanied by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, gestures during their joint news conference Thursday at the Pentagon.

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Panetta: US lacked early info on attack

The U.S. military did not quickly intervene during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month because military leaders did not have adequate intelligence information and felt they should not put American forces at risk, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.

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